Despite the Cleveland Browns falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7 by a score of 26-23, the franchise has been one of the most exciting to watch in 2018. Yes, the Browns are just 2-4-1, but they could easily be 5-2 had some of these overtime games gone their way.
Credit to GM John Dorsey using his predecessor Shashi Brown's gift of prized draft picks to secure top rookies in quarterback Baker Mayfield and cornerback Denzel Ward. Eventually, if not at some point this season, the Browns are going to start putting together wins and finally be a contender in the AFC North.
If head coach Hue Jackson doesn't mess things up, that is.
#Browns Hue Jackson says he’ll dive in and be more involved in the offense. “I’ll do whatever I need to do” to get this offense going. I’m the head coach of this football team” pic.twitter.com/k47lYjZoyV— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) October 21, 2018
Oh no, Hue. We understand your positive intentions, but the offense has shown major improvements in just seven weeks. Mayfield looks every bit of the franchise player the Browns expected him to be when they took him No. 1 overall.
Don't undo everything that offensive coordinator Todd Haley has done to get the young man rolling to superstardom.
Hue certainly doesn't have the most stellar record in his three years as head coach of the Browns going 3-35-1, but patience is starting to pay off.
Haley has a good amount of experience, just like Jackson, but his time as an offensive coordinator working with future Hall-of-Famer Ben Roethlisberger for a good portion of his career is good for a young rookie like Mayfield.
Give Haley a chance to put the brand new pieces of this offense together.